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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Interurban Cars

Niles 1906 Lake Shore Electric 150
Niles 1906
Lake Shore Electric 150
Description:Single-end railroad-roof wood coach

Equipment Information

Lake Shore Electric 150 is a wooden interurban coach designed for service between Cleveland and Toledo. It is a typical car similar to hundreds of others used throughout Indiana and Ohio on the Midwestern interurban network. It was retired in 1938 and its body was made into a house. The car has been repainted by museum volunteers but would need extensive reconstruction and replacement of missing mechanical parts in order to operate again. Car 150 is the only Ohio interurban car preserved at IRM as such.

Builder: Niles Car & Mfg. Company
Year Built: 1906
Seats: 52
Length: 50ft 11in
Width: 8ft 7in
Height: 13ft 8in
Weight: 75000 lbs
Brakes: AMM
Motors: 4 WH 121
Control: M-C36
Compressor: D2-EG
Trucks: Bald 84-30
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Railroad Roof / Wood Coach
Arrived: 2000
Condition: Incomplete / cosmetically restored / not operational

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Ownership History
1906-1938 – Lake Shore Electric
1938-1977 – Privately owned (house)
1977-2000 – Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA
2000-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL